Akshay Kumar's new film, Toilet - Ek Prem Katha, is gearing up for release on Friday, and keeping in line with the star's latest output, the film aims to raise awareness about a pressing social issue - this time, it's open defecation. After Jolly LLB 2, this is the second film of Akshay Kumar in this year. Not only actors of the film but also many other celebrities like Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh, Sidharth Malhotra promoted Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. Let's review the film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and give it a once over whether the film lives up to our expectations or not. The world he creates in his film seems thoroughly real and, most importantly, enjoyable. Bhumi Pednekar matches Akshay step by step and is a delight on screen.
Again, Akshay Kumar as Keshav has been a smart choice, as he is the flawless guy to play such characters with elan. Women especially, are treated more insensitively than cattle!This film is a satirical take on the age-old "tradition" of seeking fields to relieve ourselves. She leaves him and goes back to her mother's house. Mild-mannered Keshav (Akshay Kumar) falls in love with the fiery and forthright Jaya Joshi (Bhumi Pednekar).
The film is thoroughly entertaining and has the right mix of emotion, humour and drama. They get married and next morning when Jaya wakes up, she finds herself in complete shock and disbelief that Keshav's house doesn't has a toilet and she has to join the village "lota party" with immediate effect. In the role of Akshay's younger brother, Divyendu Sharma does a good job. Toilet is an important film exclusively because it addresses such a basic issue that has been veiled under the lace of social embarrassment.
Akshay Kumar's comic timing is impeccable.
Rarely does there come a film which carries a political message but also does not promote it out-rightly. Three years, meaning, since 2014 when the present government was voted in, get it? Yes, you might hear the word ' toilet' multiple times throughout the film but you will soon get comfortable with it.
The film deals with the issue of open defecation in India with 58% of Indian facing the problem.
Commencing the box office journey on a higher note, the Bollywood offering witnessed about 55% occupancy in central and northern India.